A key moment of Father General’s visit to El Salvador
A few kilometers before reaching Paisnal, Fr. General wanted to stop at the place where, on 12 March 1977, Fr. Rutilio Grande SJ, Mr. Manuel Solórzano and the young child Nelson Rutilio Lemus were shot by members of the National Guard.
Fr. Rutilio was the parish priest in Aguilares. His pastoral work with the peasants of the region helped them, through the processes of evangelization, to perceive that the message of Jesus is liberating from all injustice. The peasantry had then mobilized to defend their rights and dignity before the landowners of the region, and for that reason they ordered their death.